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Employment Opportunities with the Library

Join our team. The Ouachita Parish Public Library is located in the beautiful twin cities of Monroe/West Monroe in northeast Louisiana. The Library system consists of 10 branches plus a bookmobile. Ouachita Parish Public Library serves a population of 156,325 and is proud to be one of the top libraries in the state.

The Library offers benefits, including an excellent retirement system, vacations, sick leave and health insurance. Employees may advance to higher positions according to their abilities, qualifications, education, based on the needs of the library. A criminal background check and drug screening are part of the pre-hire process. The screening will be done by an independent laboratory with the cost to be covered by the library. Ouachita Parish Public Library is an at-will, equal opportunity employer.

Current library employees are given three days priority in applying for the vacant position before outside applicants will be considered. Library employees may still apply after the designated deadline but priority will not be given.

Applications and resumes may be submitted in person or by email to the Library Administrative Office at the Main Branch Library. Click here for the official application form, or by picking one up at the Library Administrative Office. For more information call (318) 327-1490 or email (cchatham@oplib.org). Applications may be returned online or in person at any Library Branch.   

Current employment opportunities  - May 20, 2020

Library Assistant I - Floater - Part-Time - Beginning hourly rate: $9.4070

Page - Circulation - Sterlington Memorial Branch - Part-Time - Beginning hourly rate: $8.1312

Our Mission

The mission of the Ouachita Parish Public Library is to advance literacy, inspire lifelong learning, and strengthen our community by serving everyone in Ouachita Parish.


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